Las Vegas at Night

Photo of Linq taken by author, Deborah Dian.  All rights reserved.
Laguna Woods, California
April 9, 2016 6:36pm CST
After showing everyone the photo of a back street in Las Vegas the other day, I thought I would share this photo of the view from our hotel room at the Flamingo. I thought the view of the giant Ferris Wheel and city lights was beautiful at night. I had my husband turn off all the lights in the room so I could get this shot. The the way, the Ferris Wheel is not always the same color. Sometimes it is red. Sometimes red and blue. It may have turned other colors, too, that I did not notice. My sister and her husband had the room across the hall. They had a view the other direction, of the Las Vegas strip. However, I really enjoyed this view. What do you think?
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@sallypup (28624)
• Moses Lake, Washington
10 Apr 16
I love that gigantic Ferris wheel. My hubby's uncle lives in Vegas. We keep meaning to visit though all those lights and people are not my thing. Did you ride that Ferris wheel?
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• Laguna Woods, California
11 Apr 16
No, I didn't ride it. It is rather expensive ... about $20 a person during the day and $30 at night. However, we enjoyed watching it from our hotel room!
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@sallypup (28624)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Apr 16
@DeborahDiane It looks so high! I wouldn't have the courage to ride on it.
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Apr 16
@sallypup - It is a VERY high Ferris Wheel. I was on the 21st floor of that hotel and, as you can see, it was higher than me!
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@marlina (78197)
• Canada
10 Apr 16
Beautiful shot.
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• Laguna Woods, California
11 Apr 16
I'm glad you enjoyed this photo. I loved the view from our room at night!
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
10 Apr 16
It is nice to look out and see that ferris wheel and the city lights. The Flamingo is a nice place to stay.
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• Laguna Woods, California
11 Apr 16
Yes, the Flamingo is a nice hotel. We enjoyed staying there!
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
11 Apr 16
@DeborahDiane I remember when they finished building the Flamingo in Laughlin, NV. It was so pretty although I never stayed there.
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Apr 16
@Marcyaz - I have been to Laughlin, NV, but we didn't stay at the Flamingo. I'll remember it the next time we go.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
10 Apr 16
It looks great. Is the second lot of blue lights a relection?
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• Laguna Woods, California
11 Apr 16
Yes, I took the photo through a window and, somehow, I got a reflection, even though my camera was pushed right up against the window. I thought that reflection was kind of interesting, actually!
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
11 Apr 16
@DeborahDiane Yes, it definitely adds to the picture.
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Apr 16
@jaboUK - It is sort of a modern day version of a double-rainbow! LOL
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@Tampa_girl7 (26237)
• United States
10 Apr 16
It is a pretty view.
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• Laguna Woods, California
11 Apr 16
I wish I could had gotten more picture of it ... it kept changing colors!
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• United States
9 Apr 16
This is really nice it almost looks like a post card.
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• Laguna Woods, California
11 Apr 16
Oh, that is nice of you to say that my picture looks like a postcard! Thanks!
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• United States
10 Apr 16
I think it is very pretty. Interesting that so much Vegas light is manmade when the sky out there at night must be even more spectacular.
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• Laguna Woods, California
11 Apr 16
I enjoy driving across the desert at night for that very reason. It is beautiful!
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• United States
11 Apr 16
@DeborahDiane Yes, and it's the best time to drive there to avoid the heat too.
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Apr 16
@ElizabethWallace - Yes, it is cooler to drive across the desert at night. However, it is riskier, because you cannot see truck treads, etc., on the road. It is beautiful out there at night, though.
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@just4him (127250)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Apr 16
WOW! Is what I think. Gorgeous view from your room. I'm sure you're glad you had this view than the one your sister had. You were quite high up, but even so it's a great picture of the strip.
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• Laguna Woods, California
11 Apr 16
Yes, I loved this view. The lights in Las Vegas are pretty spectacular!
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@just4him (127250)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Apr 16
@DeborahDiane Yes they are. I went there to get married, and got a lot of pictures of the strip at that time. Of course a lot of the hotels and casinos now weren't there back in the early 70's.
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Apr 16
@just4him - My husband and I used to go there in the early 70's and it has changed a LOT since then. It was less crowded, too!
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@MarymargII (10567)
• Toronto, Ontario
11 Apr 16
You're making me want to go there now- GREAT pic! I haven't been in quite a few years!
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Apr 16
There is certainly plenty to see in Las Vegas, now. Some of it is pretty crazy! LOL
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@MarymargII (10567)
• Toronto, Ontario
12 Apr 16
@DeborahDiane Yes, we'll have to go back down sooner rather than later!
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Apr 16
It is a beautiful view. I would have stood at the window for ages just looking.
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• Laguna Woods, California
11 Apr 16
Actually, I did spend a lot of time looking out the window. There was a comfy chair and that is where I worked on the computer while we were in Las Vegas.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Apr 16
@DeborahDiane You must have been distracted pretty often by the view.
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@marguicha (102364)
• Chile
10 Apr 16
Beautiful picture! I remember that the first time I went to Las Vegas, I commented to my husband that this was a grown up´s Disneyworld
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• Laguna Woods, California
11 Apr 16
That's is a great description of Las Vegas ... a grown-up's Disneyworld! Ha Ha!
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@ramapo17 (25624)
• Melbourne, Florida
26 Nov
@DeborahDiane That is a good name for it.
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• United States
11 Apr 16
Absolutely lovely to see this view my friend. I am not for going on the wheel, but viewing it here is beautiful. Thanks for the lovely share.
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Apr 16
Yes, I enjoyed seeing the Ferris wheel from inside a hotel room. It would be much scarier to be on it.
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@jstory07 (70065)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Apr 16
I love the picture of the ferris wheel.
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• Laguna Woods, California
11 Apr 16
I'm so glad you enjoyed this picture. I have actually driven from Denver to Las Vegas once, when one of our daughter's was moving to California. You could do it one of these days!
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
14 Apr 16
@DeborahDiane That is a beautiful view.It is nice that you were able to take this photo from your hotel room.
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@ramapo17 (25624)
• Melbourne, Florida
21 Nov
It is so beautiful. It must have been great seeing it out of your window.
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• Laguna Woods, California
23 Nov
Yes, it was fun. The Las Vegas lights are fabulous.
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@ramapo17 (25624)
• Melbourne, Florida
23 Nov
@DeborahDiane I have been many places in the world but here in my own country I have never been to the west. Maybe someday.
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• Laguna Woods, California
23 Nov
@ramapo17 Check out the Western states someday. There are many beautiful things to see here!
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• United States
10 Apr 16
i can only imagine how awin' such 'twas'n person! too much bling'n glitz fer this ol' gal i fear. perhaps this's one'f the reason's i ne'er go anyplace? hard to find quiet'n seclusion these days.
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• Laguna Woods, California
11 Apr 16
Yes, there is a LOT of bling and glitz in Las Vegas. It can be overwhelming at times ... tawdry at other times ... but always interesting!
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• United States
11 Apr 16
@DeborahDiane lol, i'll take yer word fer't, hon. i'd love to go'n see the grands, go wanderin' 'bout the outskirts'f vegas. jest've no desire to be 'round all that "bling and glitz" 'n then there's all those folks. i'm purty certain that place can be more'n interestin' - particularly fer folks who like to people watch, lol.
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• Laguna Woods, California
12 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx - Las Vegas is the perfect place to people watch. You sure see all kinds of people there!
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